Principal's Newsletter December 1

posted Dec 4, 2017, 12:00 PM by Susan Pound

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Next week, the Jordan Special Education department and all of our teachers are recognizing Inclusion Week.  The week is designed to "celebrate the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population…"  This year's theme is Stand up Sit Tall for Inclusion.

For School Staff, Students, Parents & Guardians, on behalf of our Special Education Department, we would like to thank you for your continued work to ensure a safe, fun, and accessible learning environment for all.  


Please participate in the LCAP Needs Assessment!

Please participate in PAUSD’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)

Second Advisor Group Meeting.

Thursday, December 14th  5-7pm

District Office 25 Churchill Avenue  Palo Alto, CA Board Room (SDC)

The meeting will review district data and stakeholders will be able to give input and feedback.


Parent’s guide to LCAP Dashboard (district data):

Spanish translation will be available


School Culture & Climate

JORDAN CHALLENGE DAYS: January 18 & February 27, 2018

We are still looking for parent volunteers! If you are interested and can join us for one of these days, please complete the below.

Challenge Day Parent/Community Member Volunteer Form


  • A one-day interactive program where students, staff, and community members come together to break down barriers and create connections. Challenge Day SLIDE-SHOW LINK.

  • Using highly interactive and energetic activities, Challenge Day Leaders guide participants through an exploration of the ways and reasons people separate from each other, and model tools for creating connection and building community.

  • Each Challenge Day consists of 85 students (7th and 8th grade), 25 adult volunteers, 15 Jordan Student Ambassadors (students who have participated in Challenge Day before), and 2 professional facilitators.

Invitations & permission slips for selected student participants will be sent home on December 11th, 2017.

In Other News…

From the Attendance Office…

  • With the holidays quickly approaching, please be sure to notify the attendance office if your child will be out of school.  It is important that our records accurately reflect your student’s attendance.  Contact our attendance office at

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  • Jordan Choir - Thank you to Monica Covitt, Jordan Choir students, parents and community members for the wonderful performance this past Wednesday. What a treat!

Don’t forget about the upcoming Orchestra (Dec 6) and Band Performances (Dec 13).